States: Virginia: Botetourt
Leona, I have a Wm. Scott, b. ca. 1755 who has roots in Orange Co., VA. He m. a dau. of Thomas Ayers who was from Pittsylvania Co., VA, though at the time that Wm. Scott m. his dau., Thomas Ayers was living in Surry Co., NC ca. 1780. I note that your Henry Scott had connections to Maryland, as did Thomas Ayers, whose father Nathaniel Ayers was from there. Wm. Scott moved around a lot. By 1785 he was in Henry Co., VA, then ca. 1794 in Patrick Co., VA where Thomas Ayers was also living. Wm. may have spent a few years in Wythe Co., VA in the late 1700's before moving to Wayne Co., KY ca. 1803; on an 1806 tax list of Wayne Co., I find Wm, Nathaniel, and Henry Scott. This is the only mention that I find for Henry Scott in Wayne Co. I have connected Wm. Scott to Orange Co., VA through a POA that he made 1794 Patrick Co., VA concerning a legacy mentioned in the 1786/89 will of his uncle Wm. Scott. This will mentions the decedent's brothers: John, Thomas, and George who is deceased, and his sisters: Patience, wife of Richard Morton, and Barbara wife of Wm. Griffin. There is a reference to nieces and nephews, but only Wm. Griffin, and Wm. Scott, son of the decesased brother, George, are mentioned by name. This nephew, Wm. Scott, son of George, cannot be my Wm. Scott, as he remained in Orange Co., VA whereas mine traveled around. At this point I am thinking that my Wm. Scott, b. ca. 1755 must have been a son of either John or Thomas Scott, but I have not been able to prove this or definitely locate them other than in the will. Does any of this aound familiar to you; if so, I would be happy to exchange more data.
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